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Oiwan Lam · November, 2006

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Twitter account is @oiwan and personal views are published on: patreon.com/oiwan

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from November, 2006

China: human rights exhibition

  30 November 2006

The first Chinese Human rights exhibition was held in Beijing from 17-26 Nov 2006. SohaoXiaobao pastes a report on the 10 days exhibition that shows how the exhibition demonstrated the conditions of human rights in China: more than 2,000 people had been arrested in 10 days (zh).

Taiwan: Old Taipei market

  30 November 2006

Max Lin, citizen reporter at Ohmynews!, has put up three informative reports on the history of Old Taipei market: The Old Markets of Taipei; ‘Temporary’ Shilin Market a Permanent Hit; The Fading Memory of Chung Hwa Bazaar.

Japan: fake consultation meetings

  30 November 2006

Adamu from Mutantfrog reports on an investigation of recent scandal about the government's fake public consultation meetings on issue such as postal privatization and education reform.

South Korea: blocking highway

  30 November 2006

Jamie in Two Koreas explains why yesterday's protest against FTA in Seoul was much smaller in scale: the governments were blocking protesters’ buses in the highway!

Hong Kong: rescuing Star Ferry Pier

  30 November 2006

inmediahk.net has several reports and public appeals on the demolition of Star Ferry Pier – the most famous tourist site in Hong Kong (zh). I have put together informations, articles, video and photos at interlocals.net.

China: no big deal to die in demolition

  28 November 2006

Zhao mu blogs about a suicide note by Li Min-sheng in Shandong who hanged himself to death because of government's demolition project. The official response to Li's suicide was: people die everywhere because of demolition… (zh)

China: limited real name registration?

  28 November 2006

China Media project follows up the report and debate on blogger real name registration. The chairman of the Internet Society of China claimed that backstage real name registration is a limited real-name registration.

Japan: typical foreigner?

  28 November 2006

Debito blogs about a school ad: “E R English School needs a native speaker. Blonde hair blue or green eyes and brightly character.”

China: foreign bank

  28 November 2006

Logan Wright in Survived SARS translated a survey from China Youth Daily about consumers’ attitude towards foreign bank.

China: the rise of great nation

  28 November 2006

Sun bin blogs about a recent Chinese documentary T.V, the rise of Great Nation, which will probably be as influential as River Elegy produced 18 years ago. It is regarded as a prelude to the next wave of reform in China

China: open against hidden shamelessness

  28 November 2006

ESWN translates an interview in the Southern Weekend with actress Zhang Yu, who has been posting videos of her trading sexual favors with directors and producers in return for film roles.

Japan: cutting cedar trees

  28 November 2006

Multantfrog points to a news concerning Japan public policy makers recent action: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government started a project Monday to cut down 1.8 million cedar trees in the mountainous Tama region west of Tokyo to help people with cedar pollen allergies.

Japan: fingerprinting foreigners

  28 November 2006

Joe in Multantfrog blogs about the newly introduced foreigner registration system in Japan, which requires foreigners to give the immigration a copy of their criminal / fingerprinted record.

China: rule of party

  27 November 2006

The State Council of the People's Republic of China has finished the investigation of several pollution cases in Jilin province, which has caused the death of 8 people and 700 million yuan economic loss. However, the government officials involved only recieved warnings and punishment by the party. Ai Wei-wei criticized...

China: boycotting Karaoke copyrights management

  27 November 2006

Wang Xiao feng comments that the Karaoke copyrights fee management recently proposed by culture bureau is against international practice and damaging local music industry: The caculation is a standardize price per song (via the culture bureau managing system) rather than a monthly negotiated price between the Karaoke company and the...

Taiwan: handicapped VS. foreign maids

  27 November 2006

A report at interlocals.net by torrent on the recent debate between handicapped alliance and foreign maids on granting the migrant domestic workers basic labour rights in Taiwan.

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